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By buying seed companies and aggressively patenting life, Monsanto has
gained control over as much as 90 percent of seed genetics. This is
anti-competitive behavior that skews markets and subjects farmers and
consumers to the unchecked power of a company that can raise prices at
will.

Agriculture Workshop Comment Number: AGW-15421

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Comment Number: AGW-15421

From: [email protected]
Sent: Friday, January 15, 2010 10:28 PM
To: ATR-Agricultural Workshops
Subject: Please listen. This is about our health.

Annie Greenman
12 Mayflower Ave.
Hull, MA 02045-2812

January 15, 2010

US Department of Justice

Dear US Department of Justice:

Thank you for the opportunity to submit comments in advance of the
Department of Justice’s workshops on “Agriculture and Antitrust
Enforcement Issues in Our 21st Century Economy.”

As an organic consumer, I am particularly concerned about Monsanto’s
control over the seed supply.

By buying seed companies and aggressively patenting life, Monsanto has
gained control over as much as 90 percent of seed genetics. This is
anti-competitive behavior that skews markets and subjects farmers and
consumers to the unchecked power of a company that can raise prices at
will.

But, my main concern is that, while Monsanto has acquired a diverse store
of seed genetics, they are only making available a few seeds that are
genetically modified to be dependent on their chemicals.

The vast bounty of food crops that farmers have cultivated and improved
upon over the last 10,000 or so years should not be allowed to be bought
up and put out of commission by a company bent on whittling down food
varieties to a few pesticide-dependent genetically modified crops.

The most devious part of Monsanto’s business model is that their
Frankenseeds can cross-pollinate with organic and traditional varieties,
destroying their unique characteristics and infecting them with
genetically engineered chemical dependence or even “Terminator” or
“Traitor” technology that renders seeds sterile, a literal death sentence
for seeds maintained through conventional breeding.

The same way we protect animal species from extinction, we should protect
plant species, especially the tens of thousands of food varieties, from
companies like Monsanto that are consciously eliminating them.

I urge you to please include in your investigation a consideration of the
importance keeping seeds, the foundation of human life, at least in the
marketplace, if not in the public domain where they truly belong.

This doesn’t have to be KOS or GOS specific. These were simply recommended choices.

Kingdom Organic Seeds Vs. GreenMan Organic Seeds

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Rastas

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Revs’ ex-partner started a new business ‘GreenMan Organic Seeds’ a few years back and allegedly took some mighty fine organic strains with him.

I’m planning to set up an ongoing TLO grow and want to source superior organic genetics.

I’ve searched as much as I think I can (given the limitations of traveling with just a phone), yet I can’t seem to find much information on GOS.

What are the community’s thoughts? If you were to, or do go organic, who would you source your seeds from and why?

This doesn’t have to be KOS or GOS specific. These were simply recommended choices.

I know I can still take a 99.9% organic route if I buy any seed from any breeder and add some TLO, but I’d love to put the seed back in the home it came from.